Kikati!
A blog to show my love for Uganda; The Pearl of Africa. Cheers! [this is secondary blog]

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Photographed by Elly Rwakoma (via  History In Progress Uganda)

Photographed by Elly Rwakoma (via  History In Progress Uganda)

Photography by Musa Katuramu (via  History In Progress Uganda)

Photography by Musa Katuramu (via  History In Progress Uganda)

Lilian Mbabazi (Uganda) and Temi Dollface (Nigeria) team up and sing Saida Karoli’s classic “Maria Salome”, a tanzanian classic for Coke Studio Africa .

Qwela (Uganda) and Dela (Kenya) team up and rework a Ugandan classic called “Njabala” on Coke Studio Africa.

Njabala is a traditional Ugandan wedding song about a girl (called Njabala) who is discovered by her mother before her wedding to lack certain skills expected of a wife. 

Njabala was a popular song amongst the older generation, although in recent times forgotten by young people. In this fusion, the song is updated to feature both male and female vocals. The update also includes a more gender friendly approach in which rather than the woman being coached as a good wife, the lyrics (mix between Luganda and English) recognise that it is both parties obligation to contribute to a successful marriage.

  • Coke Studio Africa: A convergence of a diverse number of prominent African artists coming together to combine various genres of music from all over Africa.

Cultural Music Club (Zanzibar) and Lilian Mbabazi (Uganda) team up on a very old Taarab song called “Bahati” on Coke studio africa.

Bahati is a very old Taarab song which reflects the sanctity of one’s lifetime. In particular it talks of the opportunities you get in life - the luck that brings with it the chances we all have, but all too often fail to take or to recognize.

  • Coke Studio Africa: A convergence of a diverse number of prominent African artists coming together to combine various genres of music from all over Africa.

"Beautiful Kampala" - Photographed by Media Might Ltd

Yes Man - Cindy Sanyu